Episode 55: Monkeys Get Creative


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Producer and scientist Kevin McLean travels to an island off the coast of Panama where researchers have found an isolated group of monkeys with a creative approach to surviving in a challenging environment.


These tiny monkeys have entered their Stone Age with a bang

First report of habitual stone tool use by Cebus monkeys

Habitual Stone-Tool Aided Extractive Foraging in White-Faced Capuchins, Cebus Capucinus

Video of capuchins using tools

Research presentation on social learning by Leakey Foundation grantee Brendan Barrett

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Department for the Ecology of Animal Societies

Claudio Montezo Moreno's biodiversity research website

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